Match 19
November 28th 1910.
Exeter City v Reading

Monday, November 28th 1910. ENGLISH CUP REPLAY.
Exeter City v Reading

The City and Reading met at the County Ground, St. Thomas's, in the third attempt to decide which shall play Nelson in the fifth round of the English Cup Qualifying Competition. There were about two thousand spectators present when play commenced, a fair retum for a Monday afternoon. Reading opened in promising style with some neat combination being shown by their forwards, but Exeter gradually got the measure of the opposition and assumed the upper hand. Caldwell came through a lot of work with credit, the home forwards often coming to close quarters, especially the left wing.
The interval arrived with nothing scored, but the City continued to dominate the play in the second half, and following a corner on Exeter's right Bassett received the ball and beat Caldwell with a short dropping shot over the goalkeeper's head. The Grecians then held their opponents quite comfortably, and won by a goal nil. The return of Watson and Garside made all the difference to the forward line, which was far more workmanlike than on Saturday.

Exeter City:- Whittaker; Evans, Jones; Bassett, Pratt, Prideaux; Parnell, Watson, James, Hughes, and Garside.

Reading: Caldwell; Smith, Bartholomew; Smart, Hancock, Butler; Lee, Jordan, McCulloch, Andrews, and Green.

Referee:- Mr W.E.Russell, of Swindon.

  • Exeter City are drawn against Nelson in the next round, to be played at Exeter on Saturday, but it is understood that Nelson are protesting to the Football Association about the size of the pitch at St. James's Park, which is below the minimun length stipulated for the National Cup competition.


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